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GLAMORG ANSHIBE, 0 LONGEVITY.—There are three persons living within a quarter of a mile of each othar, in the neighbourhood of Tougwynlais, whose united ages amount to 286 years, viz. Thomas Matho, 102, William Evans 92, and Mary Phillips, 91. Thomas Matho walks almost every morning nearly half a mile to a lime kiln, where he, his son, grandson, and great-grandson meet and smoke a pipe of tobacco all four together. THE GLAMORGAN PRIZE Cow.-Tiis snpprb animal has been purchased by Mr. William Jenkins, butcher, at Swansea, by whom it is killed for sale in this day's market. SWANSEA SAVINGS' BANK—On tie annual balance of the accounts of this excellent Institution, it appears that the balance of deposits, which last year was 15785/. 16s. Did. is for this year i8349J. 18d. 6d. PARISH HATE.-At a vestry tneetiiig held on Thursday last, it was determined that the resolutions adopted at a meeting on the 21st tilt. approving the valuation of the parish by Messrs. Bayldon and Fosbrook, be confirmed. POST OFFICE IMPROVEMENT.— Mr. Rideout, of His Majesty's Post Office/has come to Werthyr for the purpose of inquiring into the means of establish- ing a conveyance of letters direct between Merthyr and Swansea and we are happy to state that there is every reason to expect that that object will shortly be accomplished. INQUEST.—On Monday last an inquest was held at the Red Lion Inn. Coed-y-cymmar before Lewis Walkiris, Esq., Coroner for the county of Brecknock, and a respectable jury, on the body of Thomas Jones, miner, who was found drowned on Saturday last in the river Taff near Jackson's Bridge. The jury having been sworn proceeded to the resi- dence of the deceased to view the body. On the fore- head there were three wounds, one ffbout the middle, and the others on each side of the forehead, which ap- parently had been inflicted with a b'unt instrument. When the jury returned to the jury-room, Mr. Watkins, the coroner, in shutting a window which had been left open, and to which there were no pul!ies, sustained a severe cut running entirely across the back of his right hand, from a large piece of glass which fell out of the window. The wound was very deep and an artery having been cut; but the coroner having caused the wound to be sewn up, proceeded, though in great pain, with the inquest- The examination of the willlesses occupied six hours and a half, and went to establish the following facts :-The deceased, in company with another person, named Evan Jones, spent good part of the evening at the Parrot beer-house,when they drank be- tween them nine pints of ale Evau Jones left the house about half an hour after which the deceased, according to the evidence of several witnesses, said, he felt that he was getting drunk, and went away, it was supposed home. A short time afterwards his wife came to seek him, and was inf'n!,ed that he had left the house. Evan Jones went to a Cwrw Bach, (houses that generally sell ale without licences) and there drank more beer, and remained (excepting about ten minutes that he stepped out for a certain purpose) till he fell asleep and did not leave the house till seven o'clock the next morning. Two witnesses deposed, that a little after twelve at night, they saw a person whom the witnesses did not identify, but who is supposed to have been the de- ceased, staggering in a state cf intox>ca|ion, in a place about half a mile above Jackson's Bridge. On the following morning, about eight o'clock, his body was found floating, with his face downwards, in the river Taff, near Pontstorehouse, with three wounds on the forehead. These wounds, according to the evidence of John North, Esq., surgeon of Brecon, who attended on the occasion, mig-ht have been produced either by a blow from a blunt instrument, such as a bludgeon, or by being thrown violently by the stream in contact with the large rugged stones, of which the bed of the river consists. Mr. North incl ned to the latter opinion and considered the wounds very similar to those whichhe has often witnessed upon miners from a fall of mine. The greatest mystery in the inquiry was, to account for the body floating to the place in which it was found, and being first seen there at such an hour as eight in the morning, when, from the shallowness of the river at the time, it was scarcely possible for it to have floated thither, from the place at which he was supposed to fiave been last seen. The evidence of the unfortunate widow excited deep sympathy she had not seen him since eight o'clock on the previous morning and her search of him, at the time he was probably dead excited sincere com- miseration. The coroner summed up the evidence with great ability, and paid a welLdeserved compli- ment to the clear and distinct view given of the pro- bable cause of death in the evidence of Mr. North. The jury, after much deliberation, brought in a ver- dict—Found dead iu the river luff, [jje real cause of death unknown. MERTHYR POLICE. Before J. J. GUEST, M.P.J. B. BaUCE, and W THOMAS, Esquires. POLYGAMY, DEC. 17. Anne Vaughan, of Dowlais, was committed to take her trial at the ensuing assizes for marrying Thomas Wickley, her husband, John Vaughan, being living. The ignorant delusion, that her husband could legally dispose of her by sale, ap- pears to have actuated the prisoner. The Magistrates ordered the husband (John Vaughan) to be detained till they should ascertain whether the sale of his wife had been publicly" made, in which case they stated their determination to punish him as the act directs. Edmund Powel, nailer, was committed for trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions for snatching a watch on the night of the 16th instant from the pocket of Thomas Williams, nailor, in the public street at Mer- thyr, and running away with it. The parties had been drinking together in the Butcher's Arms. David Timothy, of Dowlais, was fined 5s and costs for a trespass on the premises of his tenaut, James Davies John Thomas, Thomas Price, and Seth Francis, miners, Pennydarran, were severally fined for ob- structing and assaulting Abednego Jones, while follow- ing his lawful employ in the Penydarran Works— The prosecutor in this case had carried a flag during the last Merthyr riots :-he now complained of the effects of mob-law, and had abundant reason to do so. The magistrates did not lose the opportunity of reminding him of the former couspicuous situation he had occupied, and pointed out the evils of that mode of legislation which the prosecutor had once wished c to promote, but now so feelingly deprecated. William Hughes, beer-house keeper, Dowlais, was fined 21. for keeping his house open between three and five o'clock on the evening of Sunday the 15th instant. BOATMEN FINED FOR OFFENCE^ AGAINST THE GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL ACT.—Howell Lewis was fined 40s. and costs for mooring his boat across the towing p^th of the Crlamorgaushire c^tUI. Evan Williams was fined 15s. and costs for frau- dently obtaining a permit for 20 instead of 23 tons of coal. William Parry fined 20s. Thos. Edmund 10s. Daniel Meredith 10s. William Morgan, the elder lOa. William Morgan the younger, 5s. William Thomas lQt1. Daniel Wiliams, and David John 5s. each, for navigating their boats without drivers to attend the horses. Aaron Thomas was was fined 5s. and costs, and in default of payment was committed to Cardiff Gaol for one month, for the same, offence. (For the Rules and Orders of the Glamorganshire General Quarter Sessions, Bee first page)




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